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Beth Compton didn’t celebrate her 25th birthday by going bowling or clubbing, or even out to eat. Instead, she and about 14 friends cleared blackberry bushes and ivy from Cavanaugh Pond Natural Area, which is just off the Cedar River Trail and Renton-Maple Valley Highway.
In an election that cost about $50,000, Bob Vos of Auburn was re-elected March 18 to the Board of Supervisors of the King Conservation District.
Two top city administrators have new titles, part of the city’s efforts to combine short- and long-range planning under one boss and all planning employees in one spot.
About 150 wheelchair athletes will come to Renton this weekend for the National Wheelchair Basketball Association varsity championships, hosted by Northwest Adaptive Sports, the Seattle Sonics and local Kiwanis clubs.
Each of the several people seated in the Renton Salvation Army Food Bank and Service Center last Saturday morning has a different ailment. The 14-year-old girl has a sprained ankle and her mother herniated back discs. The diabetic man needs insulin and the 13-year-old boy a physical and immunizations.
The Kent School District got a chance to show itself off this week as it hosted educators from across the country for a National School Boards Association Education Technology Site Visit.
Registration is still open for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention’s Seattle Out of the Darkness Overnight Walk June 21 to 22.
The City of Renton is seeking candidates for one position on the Advisory Commission on Diversity.
A consultant to the King County Council recommended Monday that a private agency should take over the county’s Animal Care and Control services.
They’re at nearly every community event, in their turquoise T shirts, ready to serve. They are middle and high school students volunteering their time to help others. They are the Renton Youth Council, and Renton City Council member Don Persson says they are the best group of kids he has ever worked with.
Democrats in the 11th Legislative District will hold their caucus Saturday to elect the delegates and alternates to the 7th, 8th and 9th Congressional District caucuses in May.
The Renton PTSA Council recently held its annual Founders Day celebration to honor its volunteers and the national organization’s founding.
Renton High senior Manpreet Kaur recently returned from a week in Washington, D.C., where she joined 428 students from 31 countries and 31 states for The Honeywell Scholars @ Presidential Classroom.
A hearing on the recall petition against Don Jacobson, the president of Valley Medical Center’s commissioners, has been set for Thursday.
The Regional Lions Clubs’ 60th Annual Convention is Friday and Saturday at Renton’s Holiday Inn on South Grady Way. The convention begins Friday night with Hawaiian Extravaganza Fun Night, featuring a tropical crockpot cook-off and other contests.
Mike Hamilton is a birdman. The Sammamish resident and retired Boeing employee photographs birds pretty much every day. But the herons are his favorite. Specifically the great blue herons in Renton’s Black River Riparian Forest. Hamilton spends every Wednesday afternoon with friends in the city-owned, 93-acre forest just off Oakesdale Avenue Southwest.
The HOT lane is coming to State Route 167 between Renton and Auburn.